Afghan Refugees Need Your Help!
“I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” – Matthew 25:35
Afghan refugees will be arriving in the Triangle area soon. We encourage you to support our ministry partners who are busy preparing to welcome them. Church World Service and World Relief have offices in Durham and are already working to resettle our new neighbors.
Right now, the biggest need is financial support. Church World Service will be providing housing, food, clothing, legal services and more and with very little time to plan. You can give through your local church to Advance #982540
Locally, Church World Service might have needs for volunteers eventually. They also have a few advocacy statements that churches might promote. You can see all of this information on the CWS website here: https://cwsglobal.org/take-action/afghan-siv-and-refugee-program/
There is a form on the site above that any person or church can fill out to be connected with the local resettlement office in Durham if they are within 100 miles.
World Relief is another Christian organization with an office in Durham. 801 Gilbert St #209 Durham, NC 27701 P: (919) 286-3496 F: (866) 599-4739
Their website has lots of details about who is coming, how they are vetted and what you can do to help: https://worldrelief.org/durham/our-work/helping-our-afghan-allies/
We encourage you to share with your churches the websites above and ask them to give, speak out, and sign up. Please consider supporting these professional refugee resettlement agencies. Let’s show our new neighbors the love of Christ as we welcome them in our midst!